The Effects of U.S. Trade Protection and Promotion Policies

The Effects of U.S. Trade Protection and Promotion Policies

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Economists disagree on whether recent U.S. trade policies are harmful or helpful, but they all agree that there is a new trend toward focusing on results-oriented policies in specific markets and with particular trading partners. These twelve essays by leading international economists explore crucial issues in U.S. trade policy today. Topics examined include the markets for automobile and automobile parts in the United States and Japan, the U.S. response to qunfairq trading practices such as dumping, and the effects of industry- and country-specific policies. Examples include high-technology and agricultural industries and off-shore assembly in U.S. border cities. The volume concludes that some policies can act to both protect imports and promote exports, that the threat of protectionist policies can often have effects that are as pronounced as their implementation, and that regulatory policy has as great an impact on trade and investment patterns as does trade policy itself. It will be of crucial interest to international trade economists, policy specialists, and political scientists.The relative importance of this (as well as ways around the problem) is the topic of continuing research. ... The first column gives the sales that actually occurred in the 1994 calendar year. ... The estimates imply that the Acura legend, the Lexus ES300, and the Lexus LS400 each earned a bit more than $400 million for theiranbsp;...

Title:The Effects of U.S. Trade Protection and Promotion Policies
Author:Robert C. Feenstra
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2008-04-15


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